Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Meydan 1st March Selections

1. Barnamaj - Paddy's Day - Naziq
2. Zaman - Wasim - El Chapo
3. Winter Lightning - Expressiy - Rayya
4. Top Score - Silver Line - Van Der Decken
5. Vazirabad - Rare Rhythm - Prince of Arran
6. Don't Give Up - Saltarin Dubai - Alabaster
7. Mountain Hunter - Kidmenever - Banksea

Friday, February 23, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 28

Leicester v/s Stoke - Home win
Bournemouth v/s Newcastle - Away win
Brighton v/s Swansea - Away win
Burnley v/s Southampton - Home win
Liverpool v/s West Ham - Home win
WBA v/s Huddersfield - Home win
Watford v/s Everton - Draw
Crystal Palace v/s Tottenham - Away win
Man Utd v/s Chelsea - Home win

There is no doubt that the Mahrez saga during the end of the transfer window negatively impacted Leicester. It was a case of Guardiola signaling an interest in the Algerian star for him to go AWOL and severely dampening the prevailing team spirit. Before that episode, Puel's men were holding their own weight with Vardy in fine goal scoring form and Mahrez imperious on the flanks and causing havoc among defences. It might take a few more matches but I believe that the highly-rated winger is very close to regaining top form as well as his mojo back. Stoke are just a terrible team beset by injuries. The arrival of Paul Lambert seems to have freshened the team a bit but they are clearly a worse team that in previous years. I cannot see them causing an upset at the King Power Stadium. Worth going all the way with the home team.

Man Utd against Chelsea promises fireworks at Old Trafford. Obviously, there is the match on the sidelines between Mourinho and Conte who would find no reluctance settling their disputes in an octagonal MMA ring. Both team come off tough matches in the UCL. Man Utd have looked somewhat out-of-sorts in their recent matches; I believe this to be only a short-term issue as they strive to integrate Sanchez into the team. Once the cobwebs are removed and the Chilean joins in the team chemistry, I can see the Red Devils putting in some strong results. The thing is there is every reason to believe that Man Utd are on the upside while Chelsea look a weighed down champion struggling to scrape results amidst uncertainty regarding the future of its manager. This distraction has clearly affected the team and its recent see-saw results do not inspire much confidence; they can blow away the opposition to the same degree they can themselves be blown apart. Man Utd have the home favours here and I have a feeling that Chelsea left a bit chunk against Barcelona in mid-week.

Win: Leicester, Man Utd

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Meydan 22nd February selections

1. Blue Point - Ertijaal - Hit The Bid
2. Pirate's Cove - Galvanize - Secret Ambition
3. Kimbear - Raven's Corner - Portamento
4. Light The Lights - Leshlaa - Folkswood
5. Noah from Goa - Whisky Baron - Bay of Poets
6. Drafted - Classic Emperor - Claim The Roses
7. Eynhallow - Gold Star - Walton Street

Friday, February 9, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 27

Tottenham v/s Arsenal - Home win
Everton v/s Crystal Palace - Home win
Stoke v/s Brighton - Home win
Swansea v/s Burnley - Home win
West Ham v/s Watford - Draw
Man City v/s Leicester - Home win
Huddersfield v/s Bournemouth - Away win
Newcastle v/s Man Utd - Away win
Southampton v/s Liverpool - Away win
Chelsea v/s WBA - Draw

In securing Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang during the transfer window, Arsenal have bagged one of the most potent duo from the Bundesliga just a few years ago. Gunners fans got a glimpse of the team's attacking prowess last week as their new-look team dismantled Everton at the Emirates. The departure of Sanchez also seems to have given renewed life to Aaron Ramsey who recorded a hat-trick on the occasion. The Gunners will gel better with matches but it seems their Derby date at Tottenham comes a little too soon for them. Although Spurs don't have the most sparkling of records at Wembley, they will still logically enter as strong favourites. Their current form suggests that any team in Europe can take a beating when they are on song. I don't think Arsenal's result last week was a flash in the pan; their goalscoring will drastically improve from now on in my opinion. However, their defence is still the same poor old and Spurs will have too much quality up front to miss the chances that will be on offer. I cannot see the home team losing this one and it might be best value at current prices to go for the outright home win.

Win: Tottenham

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Meydan 8th February selections

1. Winter Lightning - Rayya - Expressiy
2. Sea Skimmer - Dehbashi - Storm Belt
3. Comicas - Muarrab - Reynaldothewizard
4. Hit The Bid - Dutch Masterpiece - Kananee
5. Heavy Metal - Thunder Snow - North America
6. Zaman - Racing Country - Arroway
7. Blair House - Banksea - Leshlaa

Friday, February 2, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 26

Burnley v/s Man City - Away win
Bournemouth v/s Stoke - Home win
Brighton v/s West Ham - Draw
Leicester v/s Swansea - Draw
Man Utd v/s Huddersfield - Home win
WBA v/s Southampton - Home win
Arsenal v/s Everton - Home win
Crystal Palace v/s Newcastle - Home win
Liverpool v/s Tottenham - Home win
Watford v/s Chelsea - Away win

After the severe debacle at Wembley a few days ago, Man Utd should pick up the pieces as they host Huddersfield. Conceding a goal after 11 seconds doomed their bid very early indeed. Sanchez will take a few matches to get in the zone with his new teammates and he will be for the better with matches under his belt. They should handily beat Huddersfield on Saturday.

I like West Brom's chances against visiting Southampton. Pardew has his players playing with confidence at the moment. Even in their 0-3 loss at Man City in mid-week, the Potters contained the Citizens for large parts of the match and only the magic of De Bruyne and silky touches of Sterling opened them up. Southampton are hardly in top gear and the hosts should benefit from home advantage. Home win.

Accumulator Win: Man Utd/WBA